A Nigerian man, Taiwo Ajadi, has filed for divorce from wife, Mariam over alleged disobedience and wayward attitude.
The couple appeared before an Area Court in Ilorin, Kwara state where he pleaded for the marriage to be dissolved and he be given custody of their children.
Mr Ajadi and his wife have three children: an 11-year-old girl, a boy, 8; and another girl, 4.
The defense counsel, Maruf Ibrahim told the court that his client, Mariam, agreed to the divorce but not on the basis of the allegations levelled against her.
He said the woman was not in any way disobedient to her husband as Mr Ajadi alleged, neither was she wayward in any manner.
Ibrahim further told the court that Mariam also wanted custody of their three children.
The counsel described the children as minors and argued that the husband should be responsible for their school fees and maintenance.
The Presiding Judge, AbdulQadir Ibrahim, said the applicant should produce evidence and witnesses on reasons why he should have custody of the children.
Ibrahim adjourned the case until March 20.
In related news, CorrectNG recalls that a woman lamented about being confused regarding a decision she wants to take on he marriage.
She said a man impregnated her and fled when the baby was just two weeks old, and she met another guy who is a teacher and married him.
The lady said he takes care of her and even bought a house in the child’s name even though he is not the real father.
But the problem is that her baby daddy who abandoned her to take care of the child alone has returned as a wealthy businessman and she started seeing having an affair with him.
She has fallen pregnant and suspects that her baby daddy is the person responsible. The woman said he asked her to leave her husband so that he can marry her and she is giving it some deep consideration because she never stopped loving him.
Her major challenge is that she does not know how to ask for a divorce from her husband who took care of them through those nine years.
She wrote; My baby daddy ran away from me when my child was just 2 weeks old. He left me to take care for our child alone. I later met a man that loved me and my child like his own. We got married and he managed to build a house in my child’s name. My child is 9 years old this year. My baby daddy reappeared out of the blue a few months ago and I’ve been sleeping with him.
As I write this I’m pregnant and I suspect he’s the father. He’s now a successful businessman and wants to be part of our child’s life. He also asked me to leave my husband so he can marry me. He showed me the ring he bought for me. To be honest, I never stopped loving him. He’s my first real and I always prayed for him to come back. My problem is I don’t know how to tell my husband that I want a divorce.
He’s just a teacher but he took care of us all these years and has done tremendous things for us, I feel guilty because I don’t think I ever loved him his a good man and that is tearing me apart for the betrayal going on but am only human and can’t pretend anymore. Please don’t judge me sweet ladies. Aki I just need advice am in a dilemma.